Welcome to our website. We have greatly reduced our sheep program, but hope to maintain a more manageable flock of North Country Cheviots. The Suffolks are gone except the stud rams. I will miss them all, but have probably made the right move to cut back, especially considering my advanced vintage.
The coyotes were the primary scourge of the original operation, but with fewer sheep, more effective guard dogs and better management, I hope we can provide this fine breed a better chance to express itself.
This new site replaces the old one which was on an outdated system. The previous one included 1700 photographs, so it is reasonable to suppose this one will be less extravagant. I will try to reduce the content since the last version was probably overkill.
The picture above is "Blood Brothers" ,the first three sons of our breed record selling ram, the $2000 High Road 0085.
This picture won Grand Prize for best Eastern Landscape with sheep in the American Sheep Industry magazine and was also cover picture on the North Country breed handbook. The ram on left sold to Susan Davies in Maryland, and was Reserve National Champion ram. In the middle was "TANK" a great stud ram for us. The ram on the right sold to Amy O'Donnell, Ebensburg, PA
Pictured at left is Highland Trooper, our longtime stud ram, and truly the authentic Scottish kind. Full of red meat, with the girth and capacity to thrive on grass.
(I had a South Dakota sheepman tell me he thought that was the best ram picture he ever saw. Whether he was referring to the quality of the ram, or the picture, I was flattered.)
We are blessed to have enjoyed our sheep, cattle, dogs and all the fine folks from near and far,whose fellowship and friendship we have treasured over the years.
We certainly never got rich but I have been blessed to have spent my life in such good company, doing what I enjoyed.
I have often remarked that lambing or calving time is like opening Christmas presents. I consider the opportunity to breed animals a rare privilege, and one deserving of wise judgement and integrity in return.
We welcome your visit .